A new T-rex skull discovered in Brazil has been named after the country’s famed t-rex, a creature whose name translates to “one who likes to live,” as a “very interesting specimen.”
The skull, dubbed the “Weird T-REX,” was found by a Brazilian researcher after he and his team of paleontologists unearthed the skull of the creature.
“It’s a very interesting specimen, which is why I named it after the T- Rex,” researcher Jose P. Sousa told the BBC.
The T-Rex, which lived between 200 million and 150 million years ago in what is now Brazil, is one of several crocodile species known from the region, which also includes the endangered northern white-tailed lemur and the Brazilian white-tailed eagle.
Its skeleton, which was excavated in the northeastern city of Rio de Janeiro in 2013, is the first to be found in the region and is considered a “major milestone” in its history.
According to the Brazilian Museum of Natural History, the specimen’s remains are the earliest known specimens of the genus T-reptilian from the Americas, dating to about 30 million years before the arrival of modern humans in South America.
Its fossils, including the skull, were unearthed by Sousas research team after a local museum opened its doors to the public.
The museum said the skull was “almost complete” when it was discovered, but there were still several small blemishes on its skull.
The researchers said they believe the fossil is an early cousin of the T. rex, as the two are closely related, and that it was likely killed by a predator.
“We are very excited to have the T Rex skull,” Sousaras said.
“T-rexes are very important because they are the apex predators in the area.
We are talking about an animal that was the main predator of the Amazon.
They were the big, powerful predators of the region.”
A few hundred specimens of T-rey skulls have been found in Brazil.